Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy that will support the companies’ joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations. The Process Industries Academy will help organizations to better understand and develop an effective digital strategy across all aspects of the asset lifecycle, based on the practical experience and knowledge of the industry’s leading experts.
Fewer investments in green field projects and an increased focus on optimising productivity, performance and utilisation of existing equipment are driving plant operators to look for new ways to increase competitiveness and operating yields. An optimal approach to project delivery and asset performance addresses the interactions and balance between an organization’s capabilities, its people, the underlying business processes and methods, all coupled with the latest technology, to consistently improve its business outcomes. The academies are strategically located in Karlsruhe, Germany (Siemens Process Automation World), Houston, Texas/USA (Bentley Digital Advancement Academy) and Shanghai, China (Siemens Process Industry Centre for Excellence) to support the process industry worldwide. The first academy session is scheduled for November 14, 2018 in Karlsruhe at Siemens Process Automation World. A half-day preview of the Process Industries Academy will be featured during Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London on Monday, October 15.